Warning: Document from 'Justice Law European Union Limited'
14 October 2021
A document has been sent from ‘Justice Law European Union Limited’ misusing the contact details of a genuine firm of solicitors.
What is the scam?
The SRA has been informed that a document has been sent from 'Justice Law European Union Limited' misusing the contact details of a genuine firm of solicitors.
The document seen by the SRA gives the name 'David Morres' and 'David Rembrandt, Head of Legal Department' and provides an email address of 'email@example.com'.
It also misuses the registered postal address, the website address and the SRA identification number, which it claims to be its 'Company Registration No' for a genuine firm of solicitors (see below).
The SRA does not authorise and regulate a firm of solicitors called 'Justice Law European Union Limited' nor does it authorise and regulate a solicitor called David Morres or David Rembrandt.
Any business or transactions through 'David Morres', 'David Rembrandt', 'Justice Law European Union Limited' and the email address 'firstname.lastname@example.org' are not undertaken by a solicitor's practice authorised and regulated by the SRA or by an individual authorised and regulated by the SRA.
Is there a genuine firm or person?
The SRA authorises and regulates a genuine firm of solicitors called Sterling Lawyers Limited based at Fleet House 8-12 New Bridge Street London EC4V 6AL. The firm's SRA ID is 630147 and the website is at www.sterling-law.co.uk.
The genuine firm of Sterling Lawyers Limited has confirmed that they are not connected to the document referred to in the above alert and have no connection to 'Justice Law European Union Limited'.
What should I do?
When a firm's or individual's identity has been copied exactly (or cloned), due diligence is necessary. If you receive correspondence claiming to be from the above firm(s) or individual(s), or information of a similar nature to that described, you should conduct your own due diligence by checking the authenticity of the correspondence by contacting the law firm directly by reliable and established means. You can contact the SRA to find out if individuals or firms are regulated and authorised by the SRA and verify an individual's or firm's practising details. Other verification methods, such as checking public records (e.g. telephone directories and company records) may be required in other circumstances.